Gillibrand, DioGuardi Clash In First Debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Joe DioGuardi are clashing in their first debate over health care, terror trials and each other’s trustworthiness.

Gillibrand, a former House member appointed to replace former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, was pressed Friday on why she changed her position on gun control as a senator. Gillibrand had supported gun owners’ rights, but now says she’s focused on keeping illegal guns out of cities and ending gun trafficking.

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DioGuardi says that shift shows she’s inconsistent.

DioGuardi says he would repeal the health care law passed by Congress last year. Gillibrand calls it a strong bill.

Both candidates say the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks should not be tried in New York.

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  • ex Postie

    It’s clear that your photo editor is a teabagger. Gillibrand hasn’t looked like this in about a year, and we all know (those of us who have edited tabs) that pictures of candidates with their mouths wide open is a not-too-subtle sign of bias. It’s especially salient in this case, because could easily have used a grab shot from the debate.

    Shame on cbslocal.

  • Dr Liz

    Out of an hour of footage, this is the picture you choose? Good grief. Gillibrand was voted “hottest” Senator and Democrat in DC.

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